31st Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice

Presented by United Hospital Fund and Greater New York Hospital Association
Date & Time
Oct 26, 2020
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Live Webcast
Additional session at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Oct 28

The Annual Symposium is designed to foster understanding and collaboration around current health care practice and research in New York, build bridges among health services researchers and practitioners, and showcase the New York health services research community.

Agenda and presenters listed below; also available as a pdf here. A news story on the event is available here

Monday, October 26

Monday Keynote

Katherine Baicker, PhD, Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Dr. Baicker, a nationally renowned health care economist, discussed health reform, improved value, and decreased spending in the context of the COVID-19 era. Her keynote examined provider, payer, and taxpayer perspectives on the current pandemic and its potential impact on the health care environment and coverage approaches, including further Medicaid expansion, a public option, or a single-payer system. 

Monday Research Presentations

Monday Lightning Round: COVID-19 and Hospitals

Wednesday October 28

Wednesday Keynote

Dr. Moro O. Salifu, Professor & Chairman, Department of Medicine, Edwin C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Endowed Chair in Nephrology, Chief, Division of Nephrology, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University, and Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center 

Dr. Salifu discussed the history of systemic racism that underlies the disproportionate impact of COVID on marginalized populations. He discussed how policies to protect these populations during the pandemic were insufficient, and how that reality can inform the health system focus on social determinants of health moving forward. 

Wednesday Research Presentations

Wednesday Lightning Round: Virtual Care & Connections During COVID

For questions about the event, please contact Hollis Holmes at 212-494-0761 or symposium@uhfnyc.org